Each year, the Professional Football Writers of America gives the George Halas Award.
It is given to “a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.” Any guess who is this year’s recipient?
Yep, it’s Chiefs safety Eric Berry.
Berry was diagnosed in November 2014 with Hodgkin lymphoma. He started chemotherapy in December and had six rounds, each via an IV in his arm so he could continue to his workouts. But he returned in time for training camp.
Berry, the AP’s Comeback Player of the Year, played in the season opener, and was in the starting lineup by the second game. He had two interceptions and was chosen for the Pro Bowl.